When Camus was less than a year old, his father was killed on the battlefield of WWI. He and his older brother were raised by their illiterate, nearly deaf mother and a despotic grandmother, with hardly any prospects for a bright future. In a testament to what happens when education lives up to its highest potential to ennoble the human spirit, a teacher named Louis Germaine saw in young Albert something special and undertook the task of conjuring cohesion and purpose out of the boy — the task of any great mentor. Under his teacher’s wing, Camus came to transcend the dismal cards he had been dealt and began blossoming into his future genius.
When Albert Camus received one of humanity's most prestigious prizes on November 19, 1957, he wrote his childhood teacher, Louis Germaine. Again, thank you brainpickings for providing this image:
Wow... What an amazing gesture! I think of the mentors and teachers I